FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Typically, we will meet once per week, however, every client and their journey is different. Let’s talk to see what may work best for you!
HOW LONG ARE YOUR SESSIONS?
A typical therapeutic session is 50 minutes. We will begin to wrap up around 45 minutes so we can talk about goals for the week and schedule our next session. If you are having a particularly bad day or week and need to talk before your next scheduled session, you may request an “emergency” check in that will be honored within 24 hours of the request.
WHO QUALIFIES FOR THE FIRST RESPONDER
Active and retired members of first responder jobs are eligible for the discounted rate. This includes, but is not limited to: law enforcement, firefighters, EMT's and military personnel. If you have questions, please contact me.
HOW OFTEN WILL WE MEET?
TELL ME MORE ABOUT WALK & TALK THERAPY!
Trusting someone outside your inner circle is scary. For 20 years I have worked to develop a deeper understanding of the unique challenges and stressors that first responders face. Although I have never been a first responder, my experience has helped me gain knowledge to successfully support those who are or have been. I have an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice, completed a 350 hour internship with a local police department, attended numerous ride-alongs in 3 different states and also have first hand experience as a LEO wife. I am a Certified First Responder Counselor (CFRC) and have a true passion for helping those who put their lives on the line every day.
I love this form of therapy, and have found that it works great for all ages, especially those who struggle with anxiety or have a difficult time with restlessness. For many, physical activity is known to have a positive impact on mental health. After a walk & talk session, clients leave feeling refreshed and energized. With this form of therapy, we meet in a location mutually agreed upon, usually a park or walking trail. Some concerns may include confidentiality as we may be seen together by someone you know, or that our conversation may be overhead. Prior to our first walk & talk session, we will review these scenarios and how to handle them, should they arise. Curious to hear more and if this is a right fit for you? Contact me!
WHAT DAYS AND TIMES ARE YOU AVAILABLE?
I'M A FIRST RESPONDER - HOW DO I KNOW YOU'LL GET ME?
WHY DON'T YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
I hold sessions in the afternoons, Monday through Friday, with flexible times on the weekends. I do my best to accommodate people who work the “typical” hours (8:00am-4:00pm), while also being flexible for those who need daytime sessions.
WHAT AGES DO YOU WORK WITH?
I believe that the therapeutic relationship should remain between the clinician and the client. When insurance companies get involved, a mental health diagnosis is required, which may become part of your permanent medical record. This can be stigmatizing and create issues getting treatment in the future. Additionally, insurance may mandate a specific intervention or only allow a certain number of sessions. By not accepting insurance, we can work together to determine the best treatment approach for you, with the type and length of sessions needed.
With that being said, I am happy to provide a superbill should you make the choice to submit for reimbursement. I would encourage you to call your insurance company to see if you have "out of network" benefits.
ARE OUR SESSIONS CONFIDENTIAL?
YES! Your confidentiality is of the upmost importance to me so that you feel safe and secure while you share your experiences with me. There are exceptions to this rule, however. I will only break confidentiality if:
You want to hurt yourself or someone else.
There is abuse or suspected abuse of a child (under the age of 18), an elderly person, and/or a person with a disability.
I am subpoenaed for specific information.
To schedule your free 10-minute consultation to make sure I’m the right fit, please contact me. You can call or text me at 615.852.7299, email me at Kristin@FranklinTeletherapy.com,
get in touch HERE. I will get back to you within 24 hours. Please check your spam box if you do not get an email - sometimes my emails go to spam.
I work with older teens (16+) and adults.
I THINK I'M READY TO START MY JOURNEY, WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT?
DO I HAVE TO LIVE IN FRANKLIN TO MEET WITH YOU?
No! As a Tennessee licensed therapist, I can see anyone who is a Tennessee resident. It doesn’t matter where in Tennessee you live since our sessions with be via telehealth.